Core Module Information
Module title: Working creatively with the complex tensions between intra-personal and inter-personal processes

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: HSC11118
Module leader: Elizabeth Anne McKay
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Allied Health and Social Care Sciences


Description of module content:

This module will provide you with the opportunity to reflect further upon your placement experiences and to deepen your understanding and enhance your skills in relation to work with users of services who may be vulnerable to or present risks and where there are tensions between the demands of care and control. In particular, you will be asked to explore, reflect upon, and make productive use of the emotions that arise when engaging with service users in situations concerning conflict and risk. A variety of different practice situations with a range of service user groups will be considered in terms of an understanding of their different communication needs and the legal, theoretical and evidence base which shape and guide social work assessment and intervention.

This module is designed to address all 6 main SiSWE learning foci: Units 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to
LO1: Appraise legislation, policy, theory and evidence underpinning partnership working with service users in situations of tension between the demands of care and control
LO2: Critically reflect on the impact upon and use of self and professional identity when working with service users in situations of tension between the demands of care and control
LO3: Critically reflect on the skills required to work in partnership with service users in situations of tension between the demands of care and control
LO4: Debate the conflicts of ethics and values that arise when working with service users in situations of tension between the demands of care and control, including appropriate reference to the codes of practice for social service workers.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 2, BLENDED, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: BLENDED
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Peter Yates
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
This module will involve a blend of online materials and classroom-based learning, whereby you will read materials online and undertake private study in preparation for classes following a workshop format. Direct teaching and discussion will clarify and consolidate private learning (LO1). You will be encouraged to reflect together on practice situations you have encountered in the light of previous learning and the new learning and experiences generated by this module (LO2, LO3). Outside speakers including practitioners and service users will complement academic staff in providing new experiences (LO2), information, facilitating discussion, and facilitating role play and other practical exercises to support you to develop your knowledge, skills and reflective capacities (LOs 2-4).

Academic Regulation F5 applies to this module, stipulating that a minimum of 80% attendance is required in order to be eligible to undertake the assessment. Please see the myProgramme student handbook for further guidance.

Formative Assessment:
In small groups, for peer feedback and discussion, you will be asked to present and reflect upon a simulated practice situation with respect to the learning outcomes for the module.

Summative Assessment:
You will be asked to provide a reflective account of a simulated practice situation in relation to all four learning outcomes for the module.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Groupwork (Scheduled) 44
Independent Learning Guided independent study 156
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Essay 100 1,2,3 & 4 33 , WORDS= 4000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100